I've recently begun using ROKU with streaming services. Given the ROKU Ultra (4660RW and I presume others) don't actually power down when you press the power button it continues to stream, eating bandwidth. It would really be nice to have a feature option to terminate apps and return to HOME upon a power button request from the remote.
If there is already a way to do this, please help me out because I couldn't find it! In fact I've got another thread open to completely disable CEC because the ROKU turns my Yamaha RX-A1020 back ON 70 seconds after turning off the TV/RCRV 🙂
Just pressing the Home button before powering down will always close any channel and stop playback. I made that my habit way back when I got my first Roku.
Someone else has proposed a sleep timer, which would stop any playback after a set time, and I think that would make sense. They can't implement what you propose across the board because before this year no Roku remote has a power button except for the Roku TVs.
If your TV USB can power your Roku..it's a 50/50 chance that it will turn off when the TV does.
I have 1 TV that turns the USB power off & another that doesn't.
"Coach David" wrote:
My Roku continues to stream after I press the power button on the Roku remote.
Roku says it does not put the Roku to sleep.
Can this button also send the home comand so the streams stop?
This seems like a minor feature request that will help us conserve our data, power, and bandwidth.